Williamson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

1. Arrington Vineyards Harvest Party with Kix Brooks


 WHAT: It’s the annual Harvest Party at Arrington Vineyards on Saturday, August 11th for a very special day of wine, music and more. Kix Brooks will perform a free concert at 6 p.

Proceeds from this special event will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Parking will be $5. Simply Living Life, The Dough Box, and Hattie B’s Chicken will be available next to the Pavillion with food options available for purchase throughout the day.

Sponsored in part by Delta Dental of Tennessee, Pinnacle Financial  Partners, Masterbuilt, Foxhedge Music, and Triumph Bank.

WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 6 p

WHERE: Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Road, Arrington

2. Williamson County Fair

Williamson County Fair


WHAT: Friday, August 3rd will mark the start of the 14th annual Williamson County Fair.

Tickets can be printed at home and used in the “Fast Pass” lane, allowing Fairgoers to avoid waiting in lines at ticket booths. Midway tickets are sold separately and can be purchased from kiosks stationed throughout the grounds. 

The Williamson County Fair has been recognized among the best anywhere by its peers at the state and international levels, with last year’s event receiving a total of 16 awards from the Tennessee Association of Fairs and the International Association of Fairs and Expos. The Fair has grown each summer and continues to be a beacon for agricultural education in Williamson County. To learn more, visit www.williamsoncountyfair.org.

WHEN: Friday, August, 3-11, 6 p

WHERE: Williamson County Ag Center, 4215 Long Ln #100, Franklin,

3. Impact Festival at Rippavilla

Impact Festival


WHAT: Impact Festival is Tennessee’s new Christian concert event taking place on Saturday, August 11th, from 12-8 p at the Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill, TN. This is a outdoor event so bring your bag chairs or blankets. The line-up includes Brandon Heath, Tim Timmons, Joel Vaughn, Isabella Coyne, Nicole Coley, and Carter Voss. There will be food vendors, a kidzone with inflatables and pony rides, as well as merchandise from the bands, Rippavilla Plantation will also be open for free tours from 12-5PM.

WHEN: Saturday, August 11, noon – 8 p

WHERE: Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Main Street, Spring Hill

4. War Stories the Musical at Academy Park

credit War Stories the Musical

 WHAT: Two Centennial High School students, Makai Keur and Julian Watson, took a dare seriously by writing an original musical about the Emu War in Australia. The debut of the show will take place at Academy Park this weekend where the cast is comprised of local actors from area schools, see our interview here. Tickets are available for purchase online.

 WHEN: Friday, August 10, 7 p- Saturday, August 11 7 p

WHERE: Academy Park,112 Everbright Ave, Franklin

5. Tomato Art Festival

tomato art fest, east nashville
Photo: Tomato Art Fest Facebook

WHAT: Tomato Art Fest returns August 10th and 11th, 2018 for the 15th year. Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, this free, costume-encouraged event provides a wildly entertaining, fun-filled day for all types and all-ages. A community builder, Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each passing year. In 2017, an estimated 60,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit / vegetable and enjoy the day’s memorable festivities.

The Fest was founded by Meg and Bret MacFadyen, owners of East Nashville’s Art and Invention Gallery. In 2004, the gallery hosted an art show celebrating the tomato in late summer, and planned a few neighborhood events to promote the show. The Tomato Art Fest proved so popular that it immediately turned into an annual, signature event for the hip, urban neighborhood of East Nashville.

The essence of Tomato Art Fest can really be found in the array of wacky & hilarious contests, and the Push, Pull & Wear Parade kicking off tomato weekend, full of floats and costumes. TURBO Nashville, part of the Nashville Civic Design Center’s Reclaiming Public Space initiative, is back this year with their incredible installation of tactical urbanism dedicated to improving our community’s built environment. True to the namesake, the ART gets a big part of the tomato spotlight, where Art & Invention Gallery showcases over 300 tomato-inspired pieces throughout the weekend.

WHEN: Friday, August 10 6 p, Saturday, August 11, 9 a

WHERE: Five Points, East Nashville